“It is a very prestigious organization that has a presence on six continents, with a mission for member institutions to collaborate in developing countries, to identify ways we can give back and empower countries around the globe,” said Paul A. Pavlou, Ph.D., Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair.
“Membership in GBSN is a way for us to build relationships with like-minded colleagues around the globe, train and mentor international peers, and find new opportunities to grow and develop individually and the institution as a whole,” Pavlou added.
Bauer College joins business schools from Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and George Washington universities, the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, MIT and others dedicated to improving prosperity in the developing world by extending access to quality, locally relevant management education through a collaborative framework.
“Bauer was invited to join GBSN mainly because of its great strength in two areas,” Pavlou said. “One is entrepreneurship, especially the SURE™ (Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship) program which involves developing small, women-owned, minority-owned businesses in Houston’s Third Ward, using student consultants. They (GBSN leaders) liked that they can take this model to apply in other countries, especially in the developing world.”